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Lessons learned from Dragon Boating

As another Dragon Boat Festival comes to a close, I am filled with pride and gratitude. 44 monkeys paddled their hearts out, danced, laughed and continued to fundraise right till the last minute to become the top fundraising boat in the festival. It was a grass roots approach that started in the spring with a…

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood was an iconic show produced back in the 60’s and was the longest running children’s show until it was surpassed by Sesame Street in 2002. I remember as a teenager having friends make fun of the simplicity and goofiness of Fred Rogers the host and producer of the show. We weren’t alone,…

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Fall into healthy living

Summer 2018 has been one of the best ever. The weather has been amazing, time with family and friends is cherished and a break from the daily routine is always welcome. However, with all that socializing sometimes we don’t make the best choices. Too much sitting and relaxing, snacks and “refreshments” 24/7 and late nights…

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Gratitude can make you happier

Did you know that simply writing down three things you are grateful for everyday can improve your health and wellness? What a simple fix! When we focus on the the things we are grateful for we rewire our brains in a way that allows us to see the positive in any situation. In a world…

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Focus on women’s health

Why focus on women’s health? Men get sick too. Aren’t we all the same? On many levels yes, but on many others not so much. In addition to the differences between men and women much of the research that has been done over the last 50 years has targeted men in the sample groups or…

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Can you help?

Hey my Winnipeg Monkeys, I am reaching out on behalf of a friend working with Immigrant families here in Manitoba. We need your help. Here is the email I received: The other thing I wanted to ask is whether your community has anything to donate for a recent immigrant woman with a 13 year old…

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Costa Rica did not disappoint

Where should I begin? The Happy Monkeys just returned from12 days in Costa Rica engaging in the culture, exploring the incredible biodiversity, learning, giving back and of course taking time to relax, laugh and enjoy the beautiful country.  From Volcanoes to sea life, English to Spanish and acting out what couldn’t be communicated in words,…

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Do you want to get high?

With all the talk about legalizing marijuana here in Canada I have so many questions? I’m not sure where I really stand on it. I”m not really apposed and I’m not really for it. Frankly it really isn’t going to play a role in my life personally so I’m not all that passionate about it.…

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9 life lessons

I came across this convocation speech this week and decided it would be a great share.   I ask you take 6:41 minutes to listen to the following 9 life lessons. You will be entertained, be made to think and hopefully give you a little inspiration to live a happy life.

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